Photo Credit:
Photo credit
Errol Young
Anne Dublin
BIO
Biography

Although I've written several biographies, it's hard for me to write my own life story. Where do I begin? My parents were Holocaust survivors who came to Toronto after World War II. Because we were very poor, there was no money to buy "extras". So I grew up in a house without books. But stories? There were lots of stories that I loved to hear, especially about the "old country". Eventually, I dicovered the public library and that opened up a whole new world for me. I read books in the biography section about famous people like Alexander Graham Bell and Florence Nightingale. I also loved the Anne books by L.M. Montgomery, Nancy Drew mysteries, fairy tales, and even Superman comic books. Although I liked writing in school, I never thought I'd become a writer. When I became an adult, I got married and had three daughters. I taught English and French at elementary schools for many years. But I still didn't think of myself as a writer. But when my children were young, I began to read to them and invent stories. Soon I was going to storytelling evenings and eventually I took a couple of storytelling courses. I began to fall in love with stories all over again. After I told one particular family story, I wanted to write it down. That story became an important scene in my first novel, Written on the Wind. Now that I've been writing for over twenty years, I can't imagine my life without writing.

ADDRESS
City: Toronto, Province/Territory: Ontario
EMAIL
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
She's a Mensch! : Ten Amazing Jewish Women
Publisher
Second Story Press
Year
2023
Title
Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure
Publisher
Second Story Press
Year
2021
Title
A Writer's Journey
Publisher
Religious Studies and Theology
Year
2021
Title
A Cage Without Bars
Publisher
Second Story Press
Year
2018
Title
44 Hours or Strike!
Publisher
Second Story Press
Year
2015
Title
Stealing Time
Publisher
Dundurn Press
Year
2014
Title
Odyssey Through Hell
Publisher
WeMakeBooks
Year
2014
Title
The Baby Experiment
Publisher
Dundurn Press
Year
2012
Title
The Orphan Rescue
Publisher
Second Story Press
Year
2010
Title
Dynamic Women Dancers
Publisher
Second Story Press
Year
2009
Title
Degrees of Separation
Publisher
Parchment
Year
2009
Title
June Callwood: A Life of Action
Publisher
Second Story Press
Year
2006
Title
This Ain't Graceland
Publisher
Parchment
Year
2006
Title
Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life
Publisher
Pearson Education Canada
Year
2005
Title
At the Old Folks' Home or, What's Happening?
Publisher
Parchment
Year
2005
Title
Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything
Publisher
Second Story Press
Year
2004
Title
Can a Jewish Girl Have a Fairy Godmother?
Publisher
Parchment
Year
2004
Title
Why Should Young Adults Read Holocaust Literature, Anyway?
Publisher
The New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship
Year
2002
Title
Written on the Wind
Publisher
HodgePog Books
Year
2001
AWARDS
Awards
Name
Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Youth)
Publication
A Cage Without Bars
Year
2019
Name
Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Youth)
Publication
44 Hours or Strike!
Year
2016
Name
IODE Violet Downey Book Award
Publication
Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything
Year
2005
Name
Canadian Jewish Book Award (Children's literature)
Publication
Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything
Year
2005
LINKS
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Programs & Interests
Interested in participating Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
All members are eligible for the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program. Are you interested in participating in this pro
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
The Union’s Northern Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program funds in-person visits to northern Ontario schools when possible. Ar
No